By Aaron Hoskinson, Contributing Writer
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is the type of movie that can make people marvel at the possibilities of CGI. From giant robots tunneling through buildings to colorful explosions, the movie has a lot of eye candy; however, according to many critics that is all the movie has.
Naturally in a film with Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay’s name on it, there was a lot expected from the movie. From the second movie having such bad reviews, the third was probably given a break. In the words of Roger Ebert, “Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ is a visually ugly film with an incoherent plot, wooden characters and inane dialog. It provided me with one of the more unpleasant experiences I’ve had at the movies.”
The plot leaves a lot of gaps for the viewer to fill. There was a scene in the movie where Shia LaBeouf’s character almost gets killed and then the very next scene, he is talking to his parents like nothing happened. They brought in old antagonists from the other Transformers movies instead of creating a new one. Seeing Sentinel was not expected.
It seems as though the special effects carried the movie. The acting looked more like random people off the street than professionals. LaBeouf’s performance in the movie left much to be desired. His temper tantrums always appeared to be exaggerated. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s performance was better, by most standards, compared to Megan Fox’s performances in the first two movies.
Despite all the criticism, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is the fourth largest grossing movie of all time. It was quite an anticipated sequel by “Transformers” fans everywhere. By no means did Transformers fans expect a Shakespearean performance, but the action packed robotic mayhem that they know and love. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” delivered more of what the fans were looking for.